Ensuring ARV Availability for Multi-Month Dispensing.

Presentation | October 22, 2020

This presentation explains how the USAID GHSC-PSM project developed a multi-month simulation tool to meet the growing need for multi-month ARV dispensing during the pandemic.

This presentation, delivered at the 2020 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference, explains how the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project developed a multi-month simulation (MuMS) tool for scenario planning, facilitating data-driven conversations with local and international stakeholders on the feasibility of rolling out MMD for three to six months. MuMS helps programs determine if supply of commodities will be a constraint in the implementation of MMD by analyzing information on stock on hand, consumption, and planned shipment data. Resources like MuMS and other rapid scenario planning tools can improve communication and decision-making between supply chain and clinical stakeholders to ensure commodity availability during COVID-19.